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Apple Releases iOS 7.1.1 Update, Comes with Bug Fixes and More

by Huei Song · 1 day ago · 2 Comments · 1.6k views

iOS 7.1.1 Update

Calling all iOS users, if you’re using an iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S and iPhone 4, or the recent iPad and iPod touch models, it’s time to give your device an update. Apple just released an iOS 7.1.1 update that comes with bug fixes and more.

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Nokia’s M510 Tablet From 2001 Reveals the Perils – and Heartbreak – of Being Ahead of its Time

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 days ago · 2 Comments · 2.6k views

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It’s been said time and again now that at its peak, Nokia were not only making the best handphones in the world, but the Finnish company were also readying plans for an eventual change into smart devices. Tales of building its first smartphone and an “ecosystem” before the word even became synonymous with smartphones are aplenty, but many will not be aware of the fact that Nokia was also very, very close to releasing its first tablet in 2001 – nine years before the original iPad was announced.

On the day after Nokia and Microsoft announced the finalization of the American giants’ acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services division – and the renaming of the Nokia brand to Microsoft Mobile – let’s take a look at the Nokia tablet that the company felt was too far ahead of its time.

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Malware Campaign Against Jailbroken iPhones And iPads Discovered

by Farhan · 2 days ago · No Comments · 988 views

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Users on Reddit have discovered an unusual piece of malware that only exists on Apple devices that have been jailbroken. Called Unflod, it intercepts all incoming data and attempts to steal user’s Apple passwords. Security researcher Sophos is currently looking into the source of the malware but neither it, nor Reddit users, have been able to determine how it spreads.

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Yahoo Aiming to Convince Apple to Ditch Google and Use Yahoo Mobile Search as its Search Engine

by Pang Tun Yau · 6 days ago · 7 Comments · 1k views

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has a hugely ambitious plan. The new CEO of Yahoo tasked to rebuild an ailing company is hoping to convince Apple to ditch Google as its default search provider and switch to Yahoo Mobile Search for its iOS devices.

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Google Releases Remote Desktop App for Android, Coming to iOS Later This Year

by Pang Tun Yau · 1 week ago · 1 Comment · 1.8k views

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Google has released its Remote Desktop app for Android, allowing you to remotely access your connected PC or Mac from an Android device. Previously, the Chrome Remote Desktop extension only allowed users to access their PC or Mac from another computer. 

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Alpine To Bring Apple’s CarPlay To Just About Any Car This Fall

by Lucas Lau · 1 week ago · No Comments · 443 views

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We wrote about Apple’s Carplay about a month ago and were pretty impressed with how it looked. The only downside to the whole thing was the fact that it would only be coming in newer cars and not backward compatible with our existing cars. So while buying a new car just for the upgrade would have been the answer, it was also ridiculous.

Thankfully, Alpine electronics has come up with a way to bring CarPlay to just about any car this fall. The system would be installed as any 2-DIN player would be now and would use a wired connection rather than Bluetooth to connect to Apple’s iOS devices. This will also be the first aftermarket solution that is compatible with CarPlay. It will be rumoured to cost around US$500 – 700 and be available in the US and Europe this fall. Let’s hope that means Asia will get that not long after!

(Source: BGR)

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Android 4.4.3 Released for Some Nexus 5 Models in the US

by Pang Tun Yau · 1 week ago · No Comments · 1.1k views

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A US carrier has begun seeding the Android 4.4.3 update for Nexus 5 devices, ahead of any official announcement by Google. Interestingly, the carrier, Sprint, does not detail much in the OTA update in its changelog.

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Leak: Redesigned Icons on Android Featuring a Flatter Design

by Huei Song · 1 week ago · 3 Comments · 1.6k views

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Google I/O 2014 will be happening in about two month’s time (on 25-26 June 2014 to be precise), and it looks like the leaks are starting to trickle in. Android Police recently got their hands on a set of redesigned icons for Android, internally referred to as “Moonshine”, featuring a flatter design that looks more similar to the icons Google uses on the web for these services.

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Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview Now Available

by Pang Tun Yau · 1 week ago · 4 Comments · 1.4k views

Lock Screen Theme, Windows Phone 8.1

The Developer Preview of Windows Phone 8.1 is now available for download. Registered developers should now be seeing the update rolling out to their devices, but as it turns out, normal Windows Phone users can get the update to their devices pretty easily too.

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Google to Enhance its Verify Apps Feature to Check on Apps You’ve Already Installed on your Android Device

by Huei Song · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 507 views

New Android Verify App Feature

Good news for Android users, it looks like Google will be enhancing its Verify Apps feature to make it check on your existing apps, making sure your device is secure and isn’t infected with some malwares in the apps you’ve installed.

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Quitting Apps in IOS Could Actually Be Worsening Battery Life

by Lucas Lau · 2 weeks ago · 24 Comments · 3.4k views

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Usually when your iPhone is running low on juice you do a couple of things; Turn down the brightness, switch off WiFi and of course close all open apps in the multitasking tray. Well according to former Genius Bar technician Scott Loveless, that may actually have an inverse effect on your battery life!

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For Indie Game Developers, Overnight Success is a Double-Edged Sword

by Pang Tun Yau · 2 weeks ago · No Comments · 1.8k views

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“My first thought that day was that while I was asleep I’d made more money than she had all year.”

For Rami Ismail, the co-developer of Ridiculous Fishing, an iOS app where users shoot at fishes with a machine gun, being an overnight success can be a life-changing experience in more ways than one. At a time when more and more indie game developers are making games and hoping to be the next overnight millionaire, those who have done it share that sudden success comes with its own set of issues.

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